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Riyaz Naikoo killing doesn’t avenge Handwara. India must stop glorifying soldiers’ deaths

The high rate of casualties of security personnel, especially in the recent past, should be a wake-up call for the Modi government and the security establishment.
Wang Li and Ajit Doval SR dialogue

India should use damaged Brand China, not bash it over Covid like US and Germany

From border to trade to Indian Ocean, there are many other areas of concern India could focus on instead of attacking China over the coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Narendra Modi

Effect of surgical and Balakot strikes gone. Piecemeal policies against Pakistan won’t work

Even during the coronavirus pandemic, Pakistan is supporting terror through attacks on Indian soil, the latest being by the LeT that killed five soldiers.
An Army soldier wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Guwahati railway station | Photo: ANI

It is war. Modi govt must deploy Indian military to fight coronavirus

Countries like US, Italy, China, Spain have realised why military deployment could be the only way to win the war against an unseen enemy.
CDS General Bipin Rawat

Indian Army, Air Force and Navy must work out a joint media policy for information warfare

To excel in the information warfare, India’s defence forces need to see the media as a force multiplier, and not as a necessary evil.

Gen Naravane’s Chanakya neeti for future wars will require India to spend money smartly

Instead of more equipment for a conventional war, India should add modern warfare capabilities that US, China, Russia and UK are already testing.
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Army and IAF fought over Apache choppers, costing us Rs 2,500 crore more. Blame their silos

Purchase of 28 Apache helicopters is the prime example of how India could have worked out a better deal had the IAF and Army not acted in silos.
Representational image of female officers in Indian navy | YouTube

Women in combat roles: India can romanticise it but here’s why we are not ready yet

One gives the example of US and Israel armies. But even their forces don’t deploy women in direct infantry combat.
Narendra Modi inspecting the Guard of Honour at Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day | PIB

IAF, Navy delaying procurement due to funds crunch. And lesser said the better about Army

Former Defence Minister and current Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman must keep Indian forces in mind while allocating Budget 2020. The last one was a disaster.
Army chief Gen M.M. Naravane at the Army Day Parade | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Indian Army under Gen Naravane is correcting history – shifting focus from Pakistan to China

Then-Defence Minister V.K. Krishna Menon became focussed on Pakistani threat and India lost track of China. The new Army chief could be changing that.

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Singapore | Commons

Why Singapore’s 4-G leaders need to return to Lee Kuan Yew to navigate Covid world

Singapore, which was established by Lee Kuan Yew in 1965 after its divorce from Malaysia, must go through another wrenching reinvention to emerge from the pandemic era.
A worker serves food to her children outside the Secunderabad railway station | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Ethiopia, India top countries where poor nutrition is costing companies billions of dollars

The greatest productivity losses from being undernourished were in agriculture, mining & construction, with Ethiopia and India facing highest burden.

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India and China to formally verify disengagement in Ladakh by end of the week

India and China to begin next phase of disengagement only after formal verification of initial phase is complete. Verification being done through visual detection and drones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.